Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre
Sundance Institute and NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) have announced French actress-writer-director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre as the 2015 Sundance Institute/NHK Award winner on January 31 at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Her project MUSTANG
is about a convict who is forced to confront his past, guilt and conscience by his participation in a rehabilitation program that trains inmates to tame captured wild mustangs.
This annual award is designed to support new voices in international cinema by recognizing winner's next project. The winner receives a cash award of US$10,000 and Sundance Institute's strategic and creative support throughout life of the project.
Hiroshi Kurosaki, one of selected filmmakers for NHK screenwriting workshop 2014 received Special Mention for his project Prometheus' Fire
. He also receives creative support from Sundance Institute.
At the Festival, NHK screenwriting workshop 2013 alumna Atsuko Hirayanagi received the Short Film Jury Award: International Fiction for Oh Lucy!
"Oh Lucy!" starring Kaori Momoi